Come on, people! It's "A Separate Peace", by John Knowles! Number one, all time, ever, no questions, no takebacks, period
You know, kicky, I would have at one time agreed with you on that. I loved that book and considered it vastly superior to another more famous coming-of-age novel, The Catcher in the Rye
. But recently I tried to reread it and for some reason it's lost its lustre. I'll try it again.
Another book that I consider vastly underrated and one that receives very little press is Steinbeck's The Wayward Bus
. Great book.
And, I'll agree with doglover on The Red Badge of Courage
being a great book, but Pet Cemetery? What the f--?